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Shawna Lynn Jones

Inmate Firefighter Jones was working as part of a hand crew in a steep ravine on a fire in Agoura Hills-Malibu, California, when a large rock fell about 100 feet from the hillside above and struck her in the head. Firefighter Jones was treated immediately on scene by her fellow firefighters and quickly hoisted into a Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter then airlifted to UCLA Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries the following day. Thanks to firefighters on the ground combined with air attacks, the fire was brought under control and no structures were lost. Investigation into the cause of the fire continues by local and state authorities.

Incident Location: Vicinity of Mulholland Hwy & Bardman St, Agoura Hills-Malibu, California (U.S. National Grid: 11S LT 2519 7326)

Department Information

CAL FIRE
PO Box 944246, 1416 9th Street
U.S. National Grid: 10S FH 3093 7078
Sacramento, California 94244-2460

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 22 
Rank: Inmate Firefighter 
Classification: Wildland Full-Time 
Incident Date: Feb 25, 2016 02:55
Date of Death: Feb 26, 2016 
Cause of Death: Struck By 
Nature of Death: Trauma 
Activity Type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Outdoor Property